Data Analysis (CAS)

The post-bachelor’s Certificate for Advanced Study in Data Analysis provides both a practical and theoretical foundation for professionals who need to understand randomness and variability, its causes and consequences.  Students will learn how to design efficient and effective experiments and observational studies in order to answer questions they find interesting.  The program works students through important probability models and the underlying mathematics to understand random phenomena.  Software is used to analyze data and make effective presentations of results to different audiences.

The program is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in any field.  In addition, a background in mathematics including calculus I, II, III, and linear algebra/matrix methods is required.

Career Paths
Enrolled students are provided with the opportunity to expand their analytical and presentation skills in this dynamic and growing field, resulting in increased career advancement opportunities.  Actuaries, electrical engineers, computer scientists and quality and system engineers all need strong foundations in probability and data analysis and would benefit professionally from this program.

Program Requirements
The CAS in Data Analysis consists of 12 credit hours:

  • MAT 505 Introduction to Probability
  • MST 570 Design & Analysis of Experiments
  • STA 510 Regression and Analysis of Variance
  • MST 680 Reliability and Quality Assurance  OR  MAT 550 Time Series

Students are required to consult with a faculty member to develop an academic plan.

Degree Requirements Overview & Program Notes

  • All graduate courses are 3 credit hours.
  • All students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to graduate.